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Ralpheal Abrahante

Biography

As a native Puerto recan , Chef Raphael gleans the majority off his influences from the cultural and culinary variety centric to New York City. These influences have inspired him to concentrate on enhancing the natural flavors of each dish to its fullest potential, thereby creating a traditional breed of Greek cuisine with a modern flair. The essence of Chef Raphael’s culinary creed, like the food he creates, is simple yet rich: if you embrace the cuisine & love to cook, your kitchens will inevitable enjoy success.

Chef Rapheal learned to cook from his mother... READ MORE

As a native Puerto recan , Chef Raphael gleans the majority off his influences from the cultural and culinary variety centric to New York City. These influences have inspired him to concentrate on enhancing the natural flavors of each dish to its fullest potential, thereby creating a traditional breed of Greek cuisine with a modern flair. The essence of Chef Raphael’s culinary creed, like the food he creates, is simple yet rich: if you embrace the cuisine & love to cook, your kitchens will inevitable enjoy success.

Chef Rapheal learned to cook from his mother and grandmother along with dining out often with his family in local New York City restaurants. Early on in his career, he developed a passion for seafood and contemporary Greek cuisine.

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What is your favorite NYC restaurant? And what is your go-to dish? Thalassa restaurant. My go-to dish is the grilled octopus. What is your ultimate meal? Grilled Branzino with a glass of Greek white wine. What three things are always in your pantry? Rregano, sea salt, and olive oil. If you weren't a chef, what would you be? I would have been a comic book artist. If you could cook with anyone, who would that be? Chef Gordon Ramsay What’s your favorite NYCWFF memory? The amazing chefs and guest.